Lanie is a dancer, actor, and singer. Lanie is an award winning dancer. She has been dancing for 17 years and has been performing competitively for 7 of those years. She has been trained in all styles of dance, but her main focus has been Ballet/Pointe and Contemporary dance. In Ballet, she has been taught the Cecchetti Method, Balanchine, Russian and RAD Methods. Lanie has also performed in multiple Nutcrackers as the roles of Snow Queen, Russian and Spanish. Lanie started acting 10 years ago with roles in multiple Hasbro commercials, as well as several other movies and commercials. She also won Texas Top 10 in 2012 for her acting. Lanie is a trained singer who has been singing for 7 years and has performed in multiple choir performances and recitals. Lanie can't wait to share her love of the arts with you!
Erin began her training in Gymnastics at the age of 5 and began dancing at 6. Erin was a level 7 gymnast when she chose dance as her true passion. Growing up in Seattle, Washington she trained at a small local competitive studio.
After High School, Erin was accepted into Southern Methodist University where she received her BFA in Dance Performance. While at SMU she worked with artists such as; Jessica Lang, Shen Wei, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Adam Hougland, and much more.
Directly out of college Erin was given the opportunity to dance with the Bruce Wood Dance Project where she stayed for three projects.
From getting her dance degree, to performing professionally, assisting a company, and directing a company she looks forward to being a new addition to Studio 7!
Katherine Iheke is a 28-year-old Dallas native who discovered her passion for dance in the early summer of 2010. Her growing desire to learn more about her new found movement led her to Plano, TX where she began to train in her expertise style, hip hop, under Fenton Fulgham. Although she has only been dancing for 8 years, her work ethic and focus has helped her level up faster than most starting dancers. She soon became an instructor at Fenton’s Dance Factory, which then opened up the opportunity for her to help co-direct the F-Troop competition teams. Katherine has been apart of Renegades Dance Company since its establishment in 2013 and had the opportunity to direct the team in 2016 and 2017. She was nominated and casted in the 2017 Monsters of Hip Hop Show “Unleashed” in Los Angeles. Her attendance to many workshops and conventions has given her opportunities to learn from and train under choreographers such as Rhapsody James, Jamal Sims, Nick DeMoura, Tony Tzar, Laura Edwards, and many others. As of now, Katherine teaches various open classes, workshops, and intensives around the area while teaching on tour with the dance convention, Dance Revolution and touring with Monsters of Hip Hop. Even though she loves to challenge and excite others with the diversity of her choreography, her main focus is to help others live and dance with passion & purpose.
Jeremy is an accomplished Director and Choreographer in the Dallas/Ft. Worth theater scene as well as a working actor and dancer. His work has been seen all across the country at such theaters as Bucks County Playhouse, the Tony award winning Dallas Theater Center, Casa Manana, The Dallas Opera, Shakespeare Dallas, the historic Alhambra Dinner Theater, Oklahoma City Rep, and the Dallas Children’s Theater, to name a few. Jeremy is also a gifted teacher and educator, having worked across the country with the New York based Camp Broadway. He is well known across the DFW Metroplex as a master teacher and educator for hopeful Musical Theater students. Selected teaching credits include Park Cities Studios, the Dallas Academy of Music & Performing Arts, Casa Manana, Dallas Theater Center, the University of North Texas, and numerous school districts across the DFW metroplex. Jeremy is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
Alex grew up dancing in the Dallas community and has been heavily influenced by those around her. As a student at Dance Industry, she was given the chance to teach and choreograph solos for her younger peers and that is where she found her love for teaching. Alex has trained at prestigious summer intensives including Hubbard Street Dance Summer Intensive, San Francisco Conservatory, and The Soul Escape Company Intensive. She decided to dive into the world of creating and teaching because it keeps her forever a student and in a place to evolve and learn from those she works with. Constantly she is sharing her truth and learning others through movement. Alex is extremely grateful and humbled to be in the position to have influence in the lives of young and curious minds.
Jaclyn was thrilled to attend and graduate from the Juilliard School with her BFA in 2008. Some highlights include performing at City Center in New York City, working with choreographers such as Robert Battle, Ohad Naharin, Doug Varone, Jessica Lang, Eliot Feld, and Janis Brenner, as well as performing works by Antony Tudor and Twyla Tharp.
Professionally Jaclyn loved dancing with the Bruce Wood Dance Project in Dallas, TX. She worked with choreographers such as Bruce Wood, Kimi Nikaidoh, Bryan Arias, and Albert Drake. Additional companies she has danced with in Dallas include Avant Chamber Ballet, Contemporary Ballet Dallas, and Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet.
Currently residing in the Dallas area, her favorite things to do are snuggle with her kids and teach dance! She is happily married to her husband Andrew, they have two incredible boys-Taylor and Corey and the newest addition, a daughter-Blake.
Stephanie loves the passion for dance has been felt by the thousands that have had the opportunity to take class from her. She began her dance career with Gino Johnson’s Planet Funk Entertainment. Stephanie is a former Dallas Mavericks captain/choreographer, former Dallas Desperados dancer/choreographer, master prep class instructor for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, HTE, MA, NDA, ADTS and is currently the Director/Choreographer of the Allen American Ice Angels. She has choreographed for several colleges, some of which include Harvard University, Southern Methodist University, Texas A&M, Baylor University, UTD, Texas Woman’s University and Tyler Junior College. She had taught over 400 high school drill teams from all over. All of her competed pieces have received a national title or first overall! Some of her professional work includes “Live with Regis and Kelly”, NBA “doin it live” national commercial, Maxim/Bud light, The Movie Channel, Fox Sports Commercial, Good Morning Texas, Good Day Dallas, Fox Sports Net, Toni and Guy, Neiman Marcus Catton Barron’s Ball, Beauti Control, Farouk Systems CHI International Hair shows, Sally’s Beauty Supply International Hair shows, Blockbuster Industrial, Harrah’s Hotels, Telnet Wireless (Mexico City), Sam’s Wholesale Club industrial, Vive-La Lance Armstrong, Ft. Hood troops, Joe Avezanno’s Celebration, Viva Las Vegas, Moulin Rouge Production, Dallas ProSports Dancers, Studio 54, Miss Dallas Pageant, Sports Illustrated ,Body Art Ball, Ft. Worth Star Telegram, D-magazine, NBA Sports magazine, D Scene, Rockies Apparel, Betsy Johnson, Sketchers, Gottex Swimwear and Maxim Magazine. She was recently voted as one of the 10 Most Influentual Women of Dallas. Her energy is addicting and her passion and drive is inspiring. Stephanie is looking forward to teaching and sharing just why she loves the art of dance. She specializes in hip-hop and pro-league dance classes.
When Stephen “Stevo” McMaryion realized his passion for dance, he joined the West Texas A&M university program studying ballet and modern. He has since trained in many different styles allowing him to take his abilities to the next level. Stevo has trained with some of the best instructors and choreographers in the industry. He has had the opportunity to assist many of them at conventions such as Tremaine, Adrenaline, Pulse, and others.
Stevo has worked on musicals with Disney, and was a background dancer for Carrie Underwood. He spent time in L.A. training at the Edge, Millennium, and Debbie Reynolds studios. He has also danced with the Dallas Cowboys Rhythm & Blue, a two-part entity featuring hip hop and break dancers, as well as a drum line.
Giovanni Allen is originally from New York City where he received his early training at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and American Ballet Theatre. He did his undergraduate work at California Institute for the Arts in LA. In 2008, He was invited to choreograph at the Barcelona International Course of Dance in Spain as well as the Greece Dance Festival. He has worked with artist such as: Rodolfo Castellanos, Jean Emile, Juan Borona and Roger Jeffery. After Spain, he was chosen to represent Cal Arts at the American College Dance Festival in 2009. The same year he was cast in the NYC Broadway Holiday Show “Radio City Christmas Spectacular”. In the summer of 2010, he made Texas home where he has been teaching Modern, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz and Ballet and choreographing for numerous studios in the metroplex. Giovanni has made a name for himself in the Dallas area. He brings that certain “spark” to every class and piece of work. He draws from a large range of influences, musical, literary, social and even nature. His goal is to simply spread his vision and teachings all over the world. Giovanni has also judged for numerous pro teams and dance competitions. He is very pleased and honored to be joining Studio 7. He could not of asked for a better dance family.